Group identity based on ancestral homeland, common history, language, and religion.
Alternative energy source made from plants, often corn or sugar cane.
Native to or living naturally in an area or environment.
Disease spread over a wide geographic area.
A person that makes maps.
A systematic counting of a population.
great circle route
An imaginary straight line on a globe which is the shortest distance between two points.
A way of showing the round earth on a flat surface such as paper.
The differences in elevation of the landforms in any particular area.
the study of people and places around the world and their relationship to each other
displays physical features such as mountains, lakes, and deserts
show political features such as borders and capital cities
special purpose map
maps designed to display very specific information such as climate, natural resources, population density, etc.
The number of people living in a given area such as square mile or square kilometer.
The average number of years a person is expected to live.
Percentage of people age 15 and older who can read and write.
Relating to cities and their surrounding suburbs, the opposite of rural.
Relating to the countryside, the opposite of urban.
The study of human populations, including their size, growth, density, distribution, and rates of births, marriages, and deaths.
Gross Domestic Product
Total value of goods and services produced in a country in one year.
GDP per Capita
Total value of goods and services produced in a country in one year divided by the country's population.
Standard of Living
A measurement of a person's or group's education, housing, health care, and nutrition.
The boundary that separates rivers flowing toward opposite sides of a continent.
The entire area of land drained by a major river and its tributaries. (Area of low lying land channels excess water from precipitation and runoff from higher elevations, into a rivers and streams.)
a small river or stream that carries water to a major river.
Temperate grassland, characterized by a great variety of grasses and wildflowers.
An elevated area of flat land
a large flat area of land or gently rolling land
Cone bearing tree with thin needles rather than leaves
leaf shedding tree that loses its leaves in the autumn
region of coniferous forests
A region that is always cool or cold and only specialized plants can grow
Electricity that is generated by moving water.
Balancing the needs of the environment, community, and economy.
An area in a desert / dry region that has a source of fresh water, plant and animal life.
A hole formed when the limestone below dissolves and causes the land above to collapse.
A narrow strip of land with water on both sides, that connects two larger bodies of land.
A person of mixed European and Native Indian descent.
The system in which a conquistador would be given land and/or villages that included everything and everyone on the land.
16th Century Spanish soldier.
A large Spanish-owned estate in the Americas, often run as a farm or cattle ranch.
Farmland owned collectively by members of a rural community.
Farming that only grows enough crops to meet their families needs.
Huge commercial farms owned by individuals or farming companies.
A worker who travels from place to place, working where extra help is needed to cultivate or harvest crops.
Spanish word for "Migrant Farm Workers".
A narrow strip of land with water on both sides that connects two larger bodies of land.
A large group or chain of islands.
The process of stripping the land of its trees.
A member of an organized armed force, who is not part of a country's regular army.
To leave one's country against the will of the government.
Manual labor changed to machine based labor dramatically changing the way in which people lived.
Extreme pride in one's county.
Agreements between countries to help one another in case of an attack.
When nations take over other countries and turn them into colonies.
The migration of people from rural communities to urban centers (growth of cities).
A country's way of life is influenced by many different cultures.
A group of democratic European countries, joined together for a purpose of promoting prosperity, peace, and human rights, free trade, and better opportunities for all members.
The official currency of the European Union.
A person whose teachings are believed to be revealed by God.
A pilgrimage to Mecca.
A belief in one God.
Followers of Islam.
Islamic places of worship.
Crier who climbs the minaret to call the people to prayer.
Tall, thin tower attached to the mosque.
Land that can be farmed.
Nomadic herders travel from place to place throughout the desert.
A chieftain, prince, commander, in an Islamic country
(Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries)
The basic support facilities of a country, such as, roads, bridges, power plants, and schools.
The process of removing salt from seawater so that it can be used for drinking and irrigation.
Extremely dry (without moisture)